Topic: Diary - Schramm
During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, 2823 Private Herbert Leslie Schramm, a farmer from White's River, near Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsular, kept a diary of his life. Bert was not a man of letters so this diary was produced with great effort on his behalf. Bert made a promise to his sweetheart, Lucy Solley, that he would do so after he received the blank pocket notebook wherein these entries are found. As a Brigade Scout since September 1918, he took a lead part in the September 1918 breakout by the Allied forces in Palestine. Bert's diary entries are placed alongside those of the 9th Light Horse Regiment to which he belonged and to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade to which the 9th LHR was attached. On this basis we can follow Bert in the context of his formation.
Bert Schramm's Diary, 12 January 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 11 - 17 January 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - The brigade was inspected by General Allenby this morning. Told us what a fine lot of soldiers we were but didn't say anything about getting home.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Reveille 0500.
At 0830 Allenby, General Sir Edmund, GCB GCMG, Commander in Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, inspected the Brigade and Divisional troops. The Corps and Divisional Commanders were present. The Commander in Chief and Corps Commanders both expressed their great satisfaction with the parade. The Commander in Chief in leaving, remarked to the Brigadier - "General Wilson, I congratulate you on your magnificent Brigade."
Wagg, Lieutenant BSW; and, his party returned from Besherri.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 12 January 1919